Alison Cantrell


Portland, OR



Fiction editing, Technical proofreading


Hello! I'm a freelance editor and proofreader based in Portland, Oregon, with a background in editing literary and young adult fiction and proofreading technical documents and other short-form works. I've been working with writers for seven years in various forms, from tutoring writing to editing book manuscripts. I have a master’s degree in book publishing with a focus in editing from Portland State University.

While pursuing my degree, I worked with Ooligan Press and performed extensive editorial projects for four of their titles, including two literary fiction novels and two YA novels. I currently work with two creative agencies in Portland, where I proofread technical documents for their various clients.

I enjoy collaborating with writers to create beautiful stories and helping them bring their vision for a piece to life.


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